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Drying dogs, Bonny Pets parlour

Drying dogs, Bonny Pets parlour East the Water, Bideford, July 1983 More like this

Dick French and family watching the Cup...

Dick French and family watching the Cup... Brendon Barton,..., May 1985 More like this

Reginald Rice preparing a grave in Beaford...

Reginald Rice preparing a grave in Beaford... Beaford, March 1976 More like this

Farm implements in an orchard

Farm implements in an orchard Warkleigh, Satterleigh, April 1989 More like this

Digging up potatoes

Digging up potatoes Aller Rd, Dolton, August 1974 More like this

Reg Holland

Reg Holland Newhouse, Ashreigney, October 1988 More like this

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and...

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and... Dolton, 3 November 1979 More like this

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana Cross House, Torrington, 22 May 1977 More like this

Lily Lock milking cows with machine

Lily Lock milking cows with machine Cleave, Dolton, May 1979 More like this

Monkokehampton Post Office

Monkokehampton Post Office Monkokehampton, January 1976 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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